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Back Pain (INACTIVE)

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  • TENS doesn't help low-back pain

     
    A popular pain therapy using a portable device called TENS -- transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation -- should not be used to treat chronic low-back pain, according to guidelines published online today in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of...
  • MRIs plus low-back pain equals more dubious surgeries

     
    Areas of the country with the highest number of MRIs have the highest incidence of surgery for lower-back pain, despite the lack of evidence showing that the surgeries are beneficial, Stanford researchers reported today in the journal Health Affairs....
  • Getting to know John F. Kennedy

    Getting to know John F. Kennedy
    On Tuesday, millions in Washington, D.C., and billions around the world will watch as Barack Obama takes the oath of office as president of the United States. In 1961 on the same date -- Jan. 20 -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy took the same oath. The...
  • Claims that shoe insoles relieve back pain are unsupported

    Claims that shoe insoles relieve back pain are unsupported
    The product: The human spine is an amazing piece of equipment: On request, it can sway gracefully or withstand thousands of pounds of force. But that versatility comes with a price. At some point, just about everyone suffers significant back pain, and...
  • Low-back pain? Tune up supporting muscles

    If you suffer from low-back pain, the most important thing you can do is consistently perform a safe and effective exercise to strengthen the muscles supporting that area. -- Karen Voight Step 1 Begin on all fours, with your hands directly below your...
  • Alternative medicine is becoming mainstream

    Alternative medicine is becoming mainstream
    Leon Wittman tweaked his shoulder in 1994 while attempting to keep his basement from flooding during a thunderstorm by scooping water out of a window well with a bucket. His left arm began to ache. He realized about a year later that he rarely used it...
  • Patients pay more, get less - if they're lucky

    Patients pay more, get less - if they're lucky
    *This piece originally ran on A1 on Tuesday, October 21, 2008* Jennifer and Greg Danylyshyn of Pasadena are conscientious parents. They keep proper car seats in their used BMW, organic vegetables in the family diet and the pediatrician's number by the...
  • Yoga opened doors she had long ago closed

    Yoga opened doors she had long ago closed
    Except for some false starts, I stayed clear of yoga for years. Around 2001, my then-husband renewed his interest in it and began going daily. To do this meant he was away for the morning and then spent a few more hours looking exhausted. He kept...